Eric Justin Toth, one of the U.S.’ Ten Most Wanted criminals, has been captured … in Nicaragua. The former Washington D.C.-area schoolteacher faced accusations of child porn possession and production, and has been on the run since 2008. He was arrested over the weekend.
Well the FBI had a helluva week.
I’m certainly partial to science on Tumblr, because … well, I’m biased, and Tumblr is better :) But over on Facebook, pages like I Fucking Love Science are daily reminding millions of people how awesome it is to discover how the world works (or at least that science memes apparently never get…
FAA to close 149 air traffic towers to meet required budget cut
Annette Abplanalp, an air traffic control specialist who works for Serco Inc., watches plane traffic from the control tower at the Ogden-Hinckley Airport in Ogden, Utah. The Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 federal contract air traffic control towers, including Ogden, beginning April 7.
Photo: Jim Urquhart / Reuters
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What could possibly go wrong?
Unemployed Reporter Porter
Jon Campbell, who briefly made Hartford a more interesting place with his presence and reporting for the Advocate, has entered the homebrew game with his signature Unemployed Reporter Porter (pictured).
“Porter style beers were first popularized in the nineteenth century by merchant sailors and manual dock laborers,” the label reads. “Unemployed Reporter is crafted in the same tradition, honoring a profession likewise doomed to decline and irrelevance.”
For this new class of “expendables,” the label goes on, “we’ve included chocolate and roasted barley malts that are as dark and bitter as the future of American journalism, and a high alcohol content designed to numb the pain of a slow, inexorable march toward obsolescence. While Unemployed Reporter is especially delicious as a breakfast beer, it’s still smooth enough to be enjoyed all day, every day. And let’s be honest: what else do you have going on?”
Image: Brewing it dark and bitter. Select to embiggen.
Comes only in 22 oz bottles.
Know thy audience.
After major depressive disorder threatened my life in my twenties, I knew how easy it can be to cover your exhaustion and anger to those around you. All you need is to keep people at arm’s length, keep them from wanting to look too closely, and hide in plain sight, like filling a hole in a cracked plaster wall with toothpaste. I knew how depression, at a chemical level, robs you of the rewards of being happy; how it turns the people around you into two-dimensional cutouts exactly when you need them most; how the disease makes you believe your good days don’t really matter and your bad days are the way the world really is.
Tim Carmody on depression, Aaron Swartz and myth. http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/1/22/3898584/aaron-swartz-profile-memory-to-myth
The accuracy of this description is near-perfect.